Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

Adieu to God: Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

Author(s): Mick Power

Published Online: 7 MAR 2012 02:06AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470669938

Online ISBN: 9781119950868

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950868

About this Book

Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin.

  • Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper?
  • Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balanced approach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and medicine
  • Acknowledges the many psychological benefits of religion while still questioning the validity of its supernatural belief systems and providing atheist alternatives to a fulfilling life

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